Python Developer Hourly Rate

Python Developer Hourly Rate

Benchmark your hourly rate with data from Toptal's global network of top freelance talent.

Python Developer Hourly Rate Distribution

  • <$39
  • $40-59
  • $60-79
  • $80-99
  • $100+
% of freelancers

The average hourly rate for a Python developer is $50/hr.

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Freelancing as a Python Developer

Python is a programming language designed in 1991 that values code readability and is used for small and large-scale projects. Python is the user programming language for Raspberry Pi. Python has a comprehensive standard library and supports multiple programming paradigms, including procedural, object-oriented, and functional programming. Python developers are responsible for writing server-side web application logic. While the Python language comes in two variations, Python 2 and Python 3, Python developers can easily adapt to the differences. Python web developers usually develop back-end components, connect the application with other third-party web services, and support the front-end developers by integrating their work with the Python application.

Freelance Python developers can earn a salary between $10-$150 per hour, on average. As the market evolves and demand for Python jobs increases, the Python contractor hourly rate is likely to increase as well. Difference in freelance Python developer rates are calculated based on engagement types, such as part-time or full-time, and location, such as on-site or remote.

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How the Calculator Works

Toptal is the largest network of high-skilled freelancers in the world. We created this tool using our database of nearly ten thousand vetted freelancers. Data is updated daily, and excludes hourly rates that fall 2 standard deviations above or below the mean in order to remove outliers.

The Freelance Calculator lets you see how much you can earn as a freelancer, including what your hourly rate would need to be to match your current or desired salary based on the number of hours you work per week.

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